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Ebola Facts & Fiction

Answering your questions about Ebola, its effect on the continent of Africa and the US, and what we can do to help.  Presented by Washington Global Health Alliance and CodeMed at Seattle's Town Hall on November 4th, 2014.


Jump to: Local Impact | Helping West Africa | Next Steps

The Epidemic

Why is the Ebola epidemic so bad this year?

Panelist: Anne Marie Kimball, MD, MPH Professor Emerita, University of Washington.

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What makes this disease so scary?
What could have been done to prevent the scale of this Ebola epidemic?

The Local Impact

Do you expect we will see Ebola in Washington State?

Panelist: Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, Washington State Epidemiologist for Communicable Disease, Washington Department of Health

Is Harborview Medical Center in Seattle ready for Ebola?

Panelist: John Lynch, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Harborview Medical Center Infection Control, Antibiotic Stewardship and Employee Health

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What happens in Washington state when healthcare workers return from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea?

Helping the people of West Africa

What is it like for a West African family who has a sick loved one?

Panelist: Karin Huster, RN, MPH, Consultant for Partners in Health

How are clinics set up?

Panelist: Joe DiCarlo, Vice President, Programs, Medical Teams International

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What struck you when you went to Liberia in September?
Are African healthcare resources being divirted from other disease control programs?
How do the healthcare workers protect themselves in West Africa?

The Next Steps

The panel shares their concluding thoughts on what can be done to end this Ebola outbreak.



Made possible in part by

Washington Global Health Alliance

Washington Global Health Alliance

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